Faster, Higher, Stronger, or More extravagant, distanced and pointless?

As far back as I can remember, I have been interested in athletics. Among my earliest television memories are the 1960 Olympics in Rome, and, if pressed, I could still sing you the BBC’s theme for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics: ‘Good morning, Tokyo!’ Mexico 68 was our introduction to colour viewing and, iconically, Tommie Smith’sContinue reading “Faster, Higher, Stronger, or More extravagant, distanced and pointless?”

The only way is ethics

So, according to Stewart Regan, Rangers being placed in Division 3 of the SFL would bring ‘Scottish Football’ a ‘slow, lingering death’. Oh dear. When he leaves his position, as leave it he surely must, at least a job beckons on a tabloid subs’ desk, because his statement is a perfectly inaccurate scare mongering soundContinue reading “The only way is ethics”

Shaking hands or calm reassurance?

So: Martin shook hands with the Queen! What was the moment’s significance? Two commentators whom I respect have given a reaction to the handshake between Queen Elizabeth and Martin McGuinness over the weekend, and have come to differing conclusions. Malachi O’Doherty, on Radio Scotland’s Newsweek programme, opined that the whole thing was meaningless, as longContinue reading “Shaking hands or calm reassurance?”